Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported hate crime data to ODIHR. The three criminal codes applicable in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska and the Brčko District contain identical or very similar hate crime provisions. These provisions include a definition of hate crime, penalty enhancements for specific offences and a mandatory general penalty enhancement for offences committed out of hatred. Hate crime data are provided by the Ministry of Interior but an institutional system for recording and collecting data has not been established. Victimization surveys have not been conducted.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2018||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2016||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||19||Not available||Not available|
|2009||15||Not available||Not available|
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe expressed concern about ongoing incidents and reports of ethnically motivated violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina that act as a barrier for returnee communities.